Posts

Showing posts with the label Audiobook

The Wrong Victim by Allison Brennan - Excerpt, Review, Q&A

Image
The Wrong Victim : A Novel  Allison Brennan On Sale Date: April 26, 2022 9780778312307 Hardcover $26.99 USD 464 pages I am super excited to be part of the Harlequin Book/MIRA Books blog tour for Alison Brennan's newest book The Wrong Victim, which released on April 26, 2022. Book Summary A bomb explodes on a sunset charter cruise out of Friday Harbor at the height of tourist season and kills everyone on board. Now this fishing and boating community is in shock and asking who would commit such a heinous crime—the largest act of mass murder in the history of the San Juan Islands. Was the explosion an act of domestic terrorism, or was one of the dead the primary target? That is the first question Special Agent Matt Costa, Detective Kara Quinn, and the rest of the FBI team need to answer, but they have few clues and no witnesses. Accused of putting profits before people after leaking fuel endangered an environmentally sensitive preserve, the West End Charter company may itself have bee

Widow Falls by Kiersten Modglin and Narrated by Jess Nahikian

Image
Title: Widow Falls Author: Kiersten Modglin Narrator: Jess Nahikian Genre: Mystery & Thrillers Format: Audiobook Listening Length: 7 hours 56 minutes Date of Publication: December 14, 2021 Description:  When Sloane takes a job at the infamous whitewater-rafting camp Widow Falls, she quickly learns that the camp has a reputation for more than just summer fun. People go missing at Widow Falls. The guide she’s replacing was just one of many. As Sloane settles into her new home—a one-room apartment she’ll be sharing with the five other guides—she can’t help asking questions and digging into the disappearances she’s heard about. Her new roommates tell her stories of dark legends and dangerous folklore surrounding the secluded camp but assure her there’s nothing to worry about. It’s all just superstition. When Sloane stumbles upon a clue and a secret message hidden beneath the floorboards of their loft, she begins to realize there may be more to the myths than she’s been told. The messag

Up to No Gouda (Grilled Cheese Mysteries, #1) by Linda Reilly and Narrated by Mia Gaskin

Image
Title: Up to No Gouda Author: Linda Reilly Series: Grilled Cheese Mysteries Genre: Mystery & Thrillers Format: Audiobook Listening Length: 8 hours and 29 minutes Date of Publication: January 25, 2022 Description:  Back in Balsam Dell to heal after the death of her husband, Carly Hale is finally pursuing her lifelong dream—opening Carly's Grilled Cheese Eatery. After only five months, business is booming as Vermont vacationers and townspeople alike flock to lunch on her Party Havartis and other grilled-cheese concoctions. That is, everyone is but Lyle Bagley, her one-time high-school boyfriend who’s now the town bully—and he just bought the building that houses her eatery and wants her out. After a muenster of a fight, she's forced to put her nose to the rind and find a solution to keep her business afloat. But then Lyle is discovered dead behind the dumpster of Carly's shop, and one of her employees becomes the prime suspect. In order to save her eatery and prove her fr

The Bullet by Iris Johansen and Narrated by Elisabeth Rodgers (Eve Duncan, #27)

Image
Title: The Bullet Author: Iris Johansen Narrator: Elisabeth Rodgers Series: Eve Duncan Series Genre: Psychological fiction Format: Audiobook Listening Length: Date of Publication: June 8, 2021 Description:   Eve Duncan and Joe Quinn must protect the life of a brilliant scientist so that she can live long enough to bring her discovery to the world, in this fast-paced thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Iris Johansen. Diane Connors is a dedicated doctor with the world’s biggest secret, a discovery that could have shocking global ramifications. But while conducting private research trials, word has gotten out. The wrong people have heard the news and now want to hide Diane’s achievement for their own ends. With nowhere else to turn, Diane finds herself on the doorstep of the last man she wants to ask for help: her ex-husband, Joe Quinn. Joe has remarried, and he and his wife, Eve Duncan, seem blissfully happy in their quiet, rural life until they are faced with the c

The Therapist by B.A. Paris Narrated by Olivia Dowd &Thomas Judd

Image
Title: The Therapist Author: B.A. Paris Narrator's: Olivia Dowd & Thomas Judd   Genre: Mystery & Thrillers Format: Audiobook Listening Length: 10 hours and 2 minutes Date of Publication: July 13, 2021 Description:  When Alice and Leo move into a newly renovated house in The Circle, a gated community of exclusive houses, it is everything they’ve dreamed of. But appearances can be deceptive… As Alice is getting to know her neighbours, she discovers a devastating secret about her new home, and begins to feel a strong connection with Nina, the therapist who lived there before. Alice becomes obsessed with trying to piece together what happened two years before. But no one wants to talk about it. Her neighbors are keeping secrets and things are not as perfect as they seem… My  Thoughts: The book starts off pretty slow and it picks up its pace a little bit but not by much. I felt like Alice, the main character, was relatable and you can really understand why she is so obsessed wit

Spells Trouble (Sisters of Salem, #1) by P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast Narated by Cassandra Campbell

Image
Title: Spells Trouble Author: P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast Narrator: Cassandra Campbell Series: Sisters of Salem Trilogy Genre: YA Fantasy Format: Audiobook Listening Length: 10 hours and 43 minutes Date of Publication: May 25, 2021 Description:  The first audiobook in the Sisters of Salem trilogy about twin witches from the powerhouse duo P.C. and Kristin Cast! Double double, twins spell trouble.... Hunter and Mercy Goode are twin witches, direct descendants of the founder of their town of Goodeville. As their ancestors have done before them, it is now time for the twins to learn what it means to be Gatekeepers - the protectors of the Gates to different underworlds, ancient portals between their world and realms where mythology rules and nightmares come to life. When their mother becomes the first victim in a string of murders, the devastated sisters vow to avenge her death. But it will take more than magic to rein in the ancient mythological monsters who’ve infected their peaceful to

Flight (The Texas Murder Files #2) by Laura Griffin Narrated by Terri Clark Linden

Image
Title: Flight Author: Laura Griffin Narrator: Terri Clark Linden Series: The Texas Murder Files Genre: Mystery & Thrillers Format: Kindle & Audiobook No. of Pages: 348 Listening Length: 9 hours and 16 minutes Date of Publication: March 30, 2021 (Kindle) & April 27, 2021 (Audiobook) Description:  When former forensic photographer Miranda Rhoads moves to the seaside town of Lost Beach, she's decided to make her living as a wildlife photographer and put crime scenes behind her. But her plans are quickly upended when one morning, she comes across a couple sleeping in a canoe, entwined in an embrace. Looking closer, she realizes the man and woman aren't asleep—they’ve been murdered. Detective Joel Breda sets out to find answers--not only about the unidentified victims in the marshy death scene, but also about the aloof and beautiful photographer who seems to know more about his investigation than he does. As they begin to unravel the motivation of a merciless serial kill

The Photographer by Mary Dixie Carter Narrated by Mary Dixie Carter

Image
Title: The Photographer Author: Mary Dixie Carter Narrator: Mary Dixie Carter Genre: General Fiction Format: Audiobook Listening Length:  8 hours 47 minutes Date of Publication: May 25, 2021 Description:   When perfect images... As a photographer, Delta Dawn observes the seemingly perfect lives of New York City’s elite: snapping photos of their children’s birthday parties, transforming images of stiff hugs and tearstained faces into visions of pure joy, and creating moments these parents long for. ...are made of beautiful lies... But when Delta is hired for Natalie Straub’s 11th birthday, she finds herself wishing she wasn’t behind the lens but a part of the scene - in the Straub family’s gorgeous home and elegant life. ...the truth will be exposed. That’s when Delta puts her plan in place, by babysitting for Natalie; befriending her mother, Amelia; finding chances to listen to her father, Fritz. Soon she’s bathing in the master bathtub, drinking their expensive wine, and eyeing the be

Bitterroot Lake by Alicia Beckman Narrated by Linda Jones

Image
Title: Bitterroot Lake Author: Alicia Beckman Narrator: Linda Jones Genre: Mystery & Thrillers Format: Audiobook Listening length: 9 hours 6 minutes Date of Publication: April 13, 2021 Description:  When four women separated by tragedy reunite at a lakeside Montana lodge, murder forces them to confront everything they thought they knew about the terrifying accident that tore them apart, in Agatha Award-winning author Alicia Beckman's suspense debut Twenty-five years ago, during a celebratory weekend at historic Whitetail Lodge, Sarah McCaskill had a vision. A dream. A nightmare. When a young man was killed, Sarah's guilt over having ignored the warning in her dreams devastated her. Her friendships with her closest friends, and her sister, fell apart as she worked to build a new life in a new city. But she never stopped loving Whitetail Lodge on the shores of Bitterroot Lake. Now that she's a young widow, her mother urges her to return to the lodge for healing. But wh

Heartsick (Archie Sheridan & Gretchen Lowell, #1) by Chelsea Cain Narrated by Carolyn McCormick

Image
Title: Heartsick Author: Chelsea Cain Narrator:  Carolyn McCormick Series: Archie Sheridan & Gretchen Lowell Genre: Mystery Thriller Format: Audiobook Listening length: 11 hours 1 minute Date of Publication: August 9, 2007 Description:  Damaged Portland detective Archie Sheridan spent ten years tracking Gretchen Lowell, a beautiful serial killer, but in the end she was the one who caught him. Two years ago, Gretchen kidnapped Archie and tortured him for ten days, but instead of killing him, she mysteriously decided to let him go. She turned herself in, and now Gretchen has been locked away for the rest of her life, while Archie is in a prison of another kind---addicted to pain pills, unable to return to his old life, powerless to get those ten horrific days off his mind. Archie's a different person, his estranged wife says, and he knows she's right. He continues to visit Gretchen in prison once a week, saying that only he can get her to confess as to the whereabouts of more

The Key to Fear (The Key, #1) by Kristin Cast Narrated by Dascha Polanco

Image
Title: The Key to Fear Author: Kristin Cast Narrator: Dascha Polanco Series: The Key Genre: Sci-Fi & Fantasy Format: ARC audiobook Length:  9 Hours, 18 Minutes, 18 Seconds   Date of Publication:  Description:  No touching today for a healthy tomorrow. For fifty years, the Key Corporation has defended humanity against a deadly virus that spreads through touch. Lovers don’t kiss, or even hold hands. Personal boundaries are valued above all. Break the laws, and you’ll face execution.  Elodie, a talented young nurse, believes in the mission of the Key and has never questioned the laws that control her life. But Elodie is forced to break the rules when she sets out in search of a terminal patient who goes missing while under her care. From the outside, it seems like Aiden was given everything he could want from the Key—a purpose, an education, and a future. But Aiden knows more than he’s letting on, and the dark secrets he’s keeping could tear the Key’s strict society apart. When Elodie

The Other Girl by Erica Spindler Narrated by Tavia Gilbert

Image
Title: The Other Girl  Author: Erica Spindler Narrator: Tavia Gilbert Genre: Psychological thriller, Police procedural Format: Audiobook Listening length: 8 hours and 3 minutes Date of Publication: August 22, 2017 Description:   A horrific crime. One witness―a fifteen year old girl from the wrong side of the tracks, one known for lying and her own brushes with the law. Is it any surprise no one believed her? Officer Miranda Rader of the Harmony, Louisiana PD is known for her honesty, integrity, and steady hand in a crisis―but that wasn’t always so. Miranda comes from the town of Jasper, a place about the size of a good spit on a hot day, and her side of the tracks was the wrong one. She’s worked hard to earn the respect of her coworkers and the community. When Miranda and her partner are called to investigate the murder of one of the town’s most beloved college professors, they’re unprepared for the brutality of the scene. This murder is unlike any they’ve ever investigated, and jus

The Witch Elm by Tana French Narrated by Paul Nugent

Image
Title: The Witch Elm Author: Tana French Narrator: Paul Nugent Genre: Mystery, Psychological thrillers Format: Audiobook Listening Length: 22 hours and 7 minutes Date of Publication: October 9, 2018 Description:  Toby is a happy-go-lucky charmer who's dodged a scrape at work and is celebrating with friends when the night takes a turn that will change his life - he surprises two burglars who beat him and leave him for dead. Struggling to recover from his injuries, beginning to understand that he might never be the same man again, he takes refuge at his family's ancestral home to care for his dying uncle Hugo. Then a skull is found in the trunk of an elm tree in the garden - and as detectives close in, Toby is forced to face the possibility that his past may not be what he has always believed.   A spellbinding standalone from one of the best suspense writers working today,  The Witch Elm  asks what we become, and what we're capable of, when we no longer know who we are. M